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The Second International Workshop on Network Meets Intelligent Computations (NMIC)

In conjunction with IEEE ICDCS 2020


Call for Papers

The new computation technologies, such as big data analytics, modern machine learning technology, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, and security processing, have the great potential to be embedded into network to enable it to be intelligent and trustworthy. On the other hand, Information-Centric Networking (ICN), software-defined network (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV), network slicing, and data center network have emerged as the novel networking paradigms for fast and efficient delivering and retrieving data. Against this backdrop, there is a strong trend to move the computations from the cloud to not only the edges but also the resource-sufficient networking nodes, which triggers the convergence between the emerging networking concepts and the new computation technologies.

The ultimate goals for networking researches include intelligence, trust, and efficiency, which can be enhanced by or benefit for the intelligent computations. There are many open challenges for the emerging network concepts to meet the intelligent computations: what computations should be embedded; which node should be enforced with the computation; how can the computations, such as big data analytics, security, AI, machine learning, blockchain, be seamlessly embedded into the network and enable it to be efficient, trustworthy and accountable; how to fast locate the required and suitable computation nodes; how to efficiently transfer data through series of computation nodes; how to efficiently collect and process the big networking data; how to design networking architectures and protocols to easily support the efficient and diverse computations; how to achieve ultra-low latency communications with distributed computations; and how to migrate from the Internet to the computation-enabled network.

The NMIC workshop 2020 solicits the papers that address the technical challenges and applications of the distributed computations for networking, the intelligent computations supported by the novel networking technologies, and the enforcement of series of computations. We envision that the combination of computations with networking will provide more effective computation support for applications and enable the network to be more intelligent, trustworthy, and efficient. The areas of interests include, but are not limited to, the following:


Important Dates:

Submission deadline:   March 15, 2020

Acceptance notification: April 25, 2020

Camera ready: May 10, 2020

Workshop: July 8-10, 2020


TPC Chairs

        Dijiang Huang, Arizona State University, USA

        Ruidong Li, National Institute of Informationand Communications Technology (NICT), Japan

        Michele Nogueira, Federal University ofParana, Brazil


Web Chair

        Ka-Cheong Leung, The University ofHong Kong, China


Publicity Chairs

        Ouns Bouachir, Zayed University, UAE

        Moayad Aloqaily, Gnowit Inc., Canada

        Safa Otoum, University of Ottawa, Canada


Steering Committee

        Jie Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

        Nirwan Ansari, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

        Hitoshi Asaeda, NICT, Japan

        Xiaoming Fu, University of Goettingen, Germany

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